Pink Floyd using...a JAZZ BASS?

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by A. D. Fairhurst, Nov 13, 2017.

  1. I was listening to the Wall by Pink Floyd last night when I noticed that the bass tone on "the Happiest Days of Our Lives" is undoubtedly a Jazz bass, not the Precision bass heard on every other Waters-era Floyd album.

    I then watched the music video for Comfortably Numb, and just before the guitar solo, the bass cuts through really well for a few seconds.

    This also sounds very much like a Jazz bass to me, which I found strange. I was wondering anybody knows what basses were used on the Wall. Suggestions?

    Edit: Note that Gilmour played bass on both of the songs I mentioned, amongst many others on the album, so he may have been using his own gear.
  2. jerry

    jerry Too old for a hiptrip Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 1999
    I know Gilmour had a old J-bass back then that he finally gifted to Guy Pratt.
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